Community Calendar 7/28 - 8/3

7/28/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on this week around the city!
"Motown the Musical" Joan Marcus photo

Greetings! Join 107.5 WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for HarlemWeek 2016, Sunday July 31, beginning at noon at Grant National Park, 122 Street and Riverside Drive. “It’s a Great Day In Harlem” Dance Art, Food, Fashion and all things Harlem! Erica Campbell plus tributes to Pastor Donnie Mcclurkin, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and “The Concert Under the Stars, starring Ray Chew, with a special tribute performance from Eddie Levert of the mighty, mighty Ojays (see COMMUNITY).

THEATER

“Motown The Musical,” limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., New York, N.Y. For ticket information, call 212-921-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com

“Sistas the Musical,” a celebration of African-American women’s history, blends your favorite songs with a touching story of family, strength and perseverance. By the end of this musical, you’ll be up on your feet singing and dancing along. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-947-3499 or visit www.broadwaybox.com/shows/sistasthe-musical.

“Shuffle Along,”on Broadway starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, is a musical revival of the 1921 sensation featuring the show’s original music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, with choreography by Savion Glover, Music Box Theatre, 238 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit shufflealongbroadway.com.

“The Color Purple,” a Tony winner on Broadway, featuring Heather Headley, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit colorpurple.com.

“Hamilton: An American Musical,” the multiple Tony Award winner, continues to captivate audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. For information, call 800-276-2392 or visit boxoffice.broadway.com

MUSIC

The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series is free to the public. Held Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. at Wingate Field, Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street opposite Kings County Hospital. Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

InJoy Enterprises and Imagination Cinema Foundation Presents “It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night: A Soul Train Tribute to Prince,” Monday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater, West 122 Street and Mt. Morris Park West. Admission is free.

Ruben Studdard, Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Erykah Badu with Hiatus Kaiyote, Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information visit ticketmaster.com.

Aaron Neville 75th Birthday: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Tell It Like It Is,” Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott with special guest Georgia Me, Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-531-5305 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Smooth Cruise: Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit: ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott, Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Kool & the Gang, Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott with special guest Rakim, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Dru Hill, 20th Anniversary Special, Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 pm, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Joe, Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Oleta Adams, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Smooth Cruise: Freddie Jackson and Eric Darius, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Smooth Cruise on Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40, W. Houston St. at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Tommy Davidson, Thursday, July 28 to July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 and July 30 at 10 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Chris Tucker Live, Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m., NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

COMMUNITY

Board for the Education of Peoples of African Ancestry invites you to its 18th annual tribute: “Remembering Dr. John Henrik Clarke,” Sunday, July 31 at 5p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 22 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Keynote speaker, Dr. Marimba Ani, pan-African scholar and author of “Yurugu,” plus other notable speakers. Admission is free. For further information, call 347-907-0629.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce presents their “Family Technology Pavilion” Sunday, July 31, noon to 5 p.m., Sakura Park, Across from U.S. Grant National Park, West 122 Street and Riverside Drive, featuring robotics, smart gadgets, interactive science activities and more. Admission is free. Visit harelmweek.com.

The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon, 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans every Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. now through Aug. 18 at the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood’s Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 302-465-3787 or visit mattcommuniversity.org.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at WBLS.com., WLIB.com and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both shows are archived online at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event or for comments, email igbexp@gmail.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.